Friday, February 20, 2009

Photos w/Ott Lite..





These are my first pictures taken with the new Ott lite. I spoke about it in a previous post and some of you were interested on the out come, so here it is. I like them but I think I could do better and will experiment some more. This necklace is another piece that I finished for a class proposal at Gilding the Lily. I will be teaching how to make it April 25. Email me if you're interested as it is not on the GTL site yet. It's a beg/intermediate class on some basic wire wrapping, crown making (for Charlotte) and soldering.

How I took the pics: I attached the necklace to an old ledger and then placed that inside a box with the lid open and sitting up. The Ott lite was placed very close to the necklace (3 to 6 inches away) and I didn't seem to have a problem with shadows. Turning the Ott lite at different angle allows for shading and different reflections. I had been wanting an Ott lite for a gazillion years but they're so dang expensive that I could never find a good enough reason to purchase one and whenever JoAnn's would have 50% off by the time I got to the store they would be all gone. So my advice to you is to use your regular 40% coupon and go while there is a selection. I bought one of the "cheaper" ones $84.99 with my coupon. It's a good investment and I like mine because it's small, portable and has a clip and stand attachment making it very efficient, not to mention it's a great light!

12 comments:

Recycled Rita said...

My mom uses an ott lite and loves it...she does alot of handwork (embroidery etc..) and she swears by it! Hiya girlie! I'm going on Sunday...seeya there? Call me when you get there, I'm shooting for 8:30. Looking forward to tuesday also! hugs! karen....

Gilding the Lily said...

Robin: Funny how we spent the whole day "together" but didn't get to discuss this...I bought one two years ago for the same reason. Totally sidestepped the lighting issues and gave some wonderful results. Kudos from here!

Maija said...

I LOVE my Ott lights- I have a portable desk one and a tall standing lamp.
oxox

robin dudley-howes said...

OK, please come up here and teach classes. I am in Hollister but would drive. I might be able to help you set some up... let me know!

Still fiddling with your bloggity blog :)

TattingChic said...

The photos look nice. The necklace is very, very cool! The new blog scene fits your theme of music and art very well! :)

Steph said...

Gorgeous necklace! Love the new look of your blog!

rebecca said...

dear miss goddess...
loving the new look i see here.
beautiful.

xoxox,
rebecca

Denise said...

I sew with an Ott light and could not do without it...... Love the look of your blog and love the your necklace.

Lisa Gatz said...

Beautiful necklace! I have such trouble with photos. We made a new light box but I'm having mediocre results with it.

Tomatolover said...

I love the necklaces. I also love the changes to your site too! Very nice and refreshing. Arah

Tomatolover said...

By the way, what's happening at 8:30 Sunday??? (Yes I'm nosey! lol) Arah

Chickierita said...

Hi Robin,
We had a great time in your class at Gilding the Lily. You have a lot of patience as a teacher. It's so wonderful to come out of a class with a finished piece that looks so detailed and beautiful. I've already recieved so many compliments on my Charlotte necklace. Thanks,
Cindy